Category: Interviews

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8/3/15 Len Ackland

Len Ackland, a former newspaper reporter and editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine, discusses how the “nuclear weapons complex” successfully lobbied Washington to build the B61-12 guided nuclear bomb, breaking Obama’s pledge not to build new nukes.

8/3/15 Chris Woods

Chris Woods, author of Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars, discusses the hundreds of civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria killed by the US-led coalition of countries that are conducting airstrikes, including Turkey and Israel.

7/31/15 Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist and historian, discusses former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen’s misleading or false claims that the verification system in the Iran nuclear agreement is too lax to prevent Iran from covertly making a bomb.

7/31/15 Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton, a reporter on money in politics and US foreign policy, discusses the $145 million budget for AIPAC, United Against Nuclear Iran, and other groups furiously lobbying Congress to reject the Iran nuclear agreement.

7/29/15 Alex Nowrasteh

Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, discusses his paper on The Fiscal Impact of Immigration – including surprising statistics on the ways immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets.

7/28/15 Philip Giraldi

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and Executive Director of The Council for the National Interest, discusses why Turkey would rather fight the Kurds than help the US against ISIS; and Israel’s “$100 Million Gamble” on lobbying Congress to defeat approval of the Iran nuclear agreement.

7/24/15 Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman, chairman of the Center for a Stateless Society, discusses why “hate crimes” are simply Orwellian thought crimes; and how the politicized definition of “terrorism” protects the US and its allies while vilifying its enemies.

7/23/15 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst, discusses how the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) effectively takes a US or Israeli attack on Iran off the table – much to the disappointment of the Washington Post’s neoconservative editorial writers.

7/23/15 Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses retired general Wesley Clark’s pronouncement that disloyal Americans should be sent to internment camps for the duration of the war on terror – no matter how long it lasts.

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